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By Steve
#15514 Things were slow here from the ces floor, so I got looking for answers, and happily found some great stuff.

I came across an article from last year talking about a new generation panel in a Sharp set. They are talk low power, high light transmission and rec2020 coverage (did not see a mention of DCI, but the main page is in Japanese). I found the Sharp website and its talking the talk about rec2020. The only figures there talked about the 80 inch panel being 17% more than a previous, what ever that was. But assuming it's a 80% panel, that's around 93%, or pretty much what I thought somebody who was testing a Sharp panel the year before last told me. I know I got that sort of figure from somewhere, I think it might have been him. But the graphic there doesn't really look like 90%+ to me (the smaller screens). But, it has better Reds, which I lived on the Panasonic DX900.

There is some difference between the biggest and the 70 and 60 inch versions. The improvements in rec2020 color space is 13%, not 17%, and energy consumption for them is good, but doesn't drop as fast as expected. The 80 inch is rated at ?382 kilowatts per year (825 watts, yikes) in the Japanese scale for that estimate. Which is good I presume if this is the 90% light transmission LCD technology they came up with years ago).

http://www.sharp.co.jp/aquos/sharp8k/world/01/

http://www.sharp.co.jp/aquos/lineup/ax1.html

http://www.sharp.co.jp/aquos/products/8 ... tline.html

http://www.sharp.co.jp/aquos/products/8 ... _spec.html
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By Rasmus Larsen
#15517 Sharp was showing off a prototype LCD panel with 92% Rec.2020 coverage. It is not intended for the new 8K TVs. It was supposed to be a closed room demo for industry partners only but at the last minute the company decided to open up the demo.

The commercial 8K LCD panels for 2019 showcased at CES also looked very impressive but they are more or less the same that we reported on during IFA 2018: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?s ... 1536145129
By Steve
#15519 Thanks Rasmus. Were there any rec2020, brightness figures for the TV's? I understand the 80 inch has a newer panel.

That 92% figure above scrapes in to the top end compared to the mediocre rec2020 support we now have. I don't want to buy a Samsung Q7, but it has just about the best rec2020 support I can get locally, and that is just about the same as the years old Panasonic DX900, which was a more upmarket effort, for less than what I can now buy a Q7 for. :(

Perceptually I've read you have to he within 5% on rec2020 to perceive a grade change up. But I know that it has to be a lot lot closer than that, 98.x% or something to be imperceivable to 100%. QD just gets near there. But 92% fails on both metrics. A user is likely to perceive the full range of quantum dot color as one level up over the Sharp's 92%. But it means we are that much closer. :). I've said at least 80% real rather than perceived (virtually no TV gets that, and preferably at least 90%.
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By Rasmus Larsen
#15548 I will probably publish more about the Sharp 8K TVs soon but I just need to get through my notes first. There was so much stuff to see at CES :)

But be aware that there were two Sharp 8K LCD panels at CES 2019. There was the prototype with 92% Rec.2020 but there are no plans to use this panel in a consumer TV. Then there were the consumer products that use a different LCD panel.
By Steve
#15554 I've contacted the info display distributor here hoping to get an info display version, and they have big touch ones. But they are only releasing 4k from may onwards, with no specs fur a while. But as I posted in the news article, I'm looking to find out about the 2020 spec of the upcoming different 9F televisions.